Pell Grants: Billions for Schools, but No Graduating Students

Pell Grants were designed in a way to leave us in the dark about whether the money was being spent wisely. I recently posted about how student welfare for graduate students—welfare in the form of loans that no one is going to repay other than the taxpayer—is really a form of corporate welfare for Universities. But here is a much bigger example of how the government has been scamming us for years and is only just now being exposed. NBC News reports, “Pell Grants: Billions Go to Students Who Read more […]

Why Free College for Prisoners is a Bad Idea

Free college for prisoners is appealing, but it dispenses with justice. Barack Obama is about to start giving Pell grants that will provide free college for prisoners. Both those in state and federal prisons will be affected, according to Politico. Of course, this will be done in contradiction to law passed by Congress. On Monday, [Education Secretary, Arne] Duncan said that restoring Pell eligibility for those potential students is one way his agency hopes to increase college affordability. “We’ll Read more […]